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Viking women shop till they drop

We’ve definitely shopped until we’ve dropped.

Today we spent our morning shopping at a little market in Ipanema, which is about a 45-minute walk from Copacabana, where we are staying.  While we shopped and browsed throughout the morning, we even got to see some of the guys from the Augustana men’s basketball team.  It was fun to get to see people we know in a place where not many speak English or know who you are.  We exchanged waves and short conversations and then went about our day shopping.

chaney tambling
Senior Chaney Tambling

Clearly we enjoyed the shopping a little bit more than the group of guys, considering we were there for about three hours.

After getting a lot of souvenirs and fun gifts for ourselves, we made our way to a restaurant called Banana Jack, where we had lunch.  It was a really cool burger place with a jungle theme.  We ate there and then hailed cabs to give us rides back to the hotel.

For now we are going to relax and get off our feet so that we can prepare for our third and final game tomorrow here in Rio.  We are setting out to get win number three on this trip!

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